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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now is the time - Jazzercise CALL FOR ARTISTS - Eclectic/Abstract Artists

Jazzercise Corporation, in an effort to support local artists Jazzercise has created a fantastic program of giving back!

The parameters for exhibiting are as follows. Works sought need to be abstract/modern and “eclectic” designs, but must be of one theme, color, or subject matter

Submissions are limited to up to 10 pieces and must be labeled according to the instructions. Minimum sizes accepted, 36" in one dimension or larger with 2 of the pieces submitted to be 36” in one dimension to be considered. Please do not submit anything smaller for the exhibit.

All art submitted for consideration must be wired and/or otherwise ready to hang. Three-dimensional art is considered and must have its own pedestal. All work must be current and original. Work may or may not be for sale.

Artists submitting works must be willing to participate in a six-month lease program, with amount of lease payment to be $125.00 per piece of selected art and sign a Hold Harmless Waiver.

All works must remain in the exhibit until close of show (April 2015). Details will be forthcoming of exact closing dates. All submissions will be viewed on-line by management staff at Jazzercise during the first week of October 2014. Artists whose work is accepted will receive a written offer of lease terms for their work. Artists must accept or reject the terms within 3 days of offer. Art selected will be delivered to the Jazzercise Corporate Office, (2460 Impala Rd, Carlsbad), in October 2014. (date TBD)

To obtain your application and details, please contact Art Coordinator, Cheryl Ehlers at, (760) 519-1551.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Encinitas Opportunties

Seeking Local Artists in San Diego County to Be Part of the Art in Encinitas. 2D/3D exhibits. Join us as we share our talents with the local community and provide opportunity and exposure to you!

Deadline: August 30, 2014, 5pm

Artists please download application to your computer. Go to the link  located at"  Please read the Instructions and 
Application (a fillable PDF form). Submit up to 10 JPG digital images of artwork that will be in the exhibit.    

Email the completed application and JPGs to
Cheryl Ehlers, Arts Program Assistant, Arts Division, City of Encinitas, 760-633-2748. Thank you!

The Arts Division manages three galleries. 

1) City Hall Gallery, in the lobby of Encinitas City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Six week exhibits) 2-D Info Sheet 3-D Info Sheet (We have size restrictions, no small artworks under 11X14 please, maximum size up 3'X3'.

2) Encinitas Library Gallery, in the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Six week exhibits) 2-D Info Sheet 3-D Info Sheet 
(We have size restrictions, and able to hang large art. We seek large artworks, no small artworks under 18X24 please)

3) Encinitas Community Center Gallery, in the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Six week exhibits) 2-D. 
(We have size restrictions, and are able to hang some large artworks, no small artworks under 16X20 please.) (Three month exhibits) 3-D Info Sheet

Artists who are selected to exhibit will be required to:
1) Complete a Waiver of Indemnity and Liability releasing the City of any liability from artwork damage, loss or theft.
2) Publicize and promote the exhibit and Opening Reception to their clients, contacts and the media.
3) Be responsible for installation and de-installation, with the assistance of Arts Division staff.
4) Provide wall signs for each artwork listing: title, media, year, artist name, price or NFS, phone number, email, and website. The sign is placed to the bottom right of each work.
5) Host an Opening Reception, if you choose, and be responsible for all costs associated with the reception.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CALL TO ART VENDORS - "Alley Art Festival", September 13th

Calling all Art Vendors! New Art Festival coming to Vista in September 13th. "Alley Art Festival"  is intended to be a little outside the box. We want to incorporate an "Artist Market" with only Art Vendors, no imports or other non art sales. Join us and have some real fun !

The festival will be have several interactive components and will feature visual and performance art, music, fashion and more. You can see more on the website

Dogs, Dancers & Dazzlers with Darlene Katz at E101 Gallery, August 7

Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association presents "Dancers, Dogs, and other Dazzlers", a solo exhibition by local artist Darlene Katz. This exhibit combines her series of paintings of dancers and dogs and other things beginning with "D" (warning: if you try hard enough, everything can begin with D), highlighting her extensive work capturing unique moments in time, ranging from thought provoking to just plain comedic.

An artist Reception will be held on Thursday, August 7 , 5:30-8:00 pm at the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association offices located at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101. The public is invited to the reception which will take place during the First Thursdays in Encinitas event in August, with free light refreshments and wonderful art. The show runs from July 31 through Sept 11, 2014.
Darlene Katz is an award winning artist, born and raised in Syracuse, NY, now based in Southern California. Darlene's award winning work is displayed in Southern California galleries and national juried shows, as well as in private and corporate collections. Darlene's inspiration comes from her travels as well as everyday scenes. She has created a series of oil paintings for each subject she paints, which highlight her versatility with color and value, as well as subject matter. To this end, Darlene paints landscapes, figures and portraits, as well as animals and still life. She enjoys being technically proficient without losing the freshness of her painting, no matter what the subject. She does not limit herself to one particular approach in her paintings, but her unique style is recognizable in all of her work.  

Please contact Darlene Katz for more information. Phone: 760-635-2585, email: or website:

Friday, July 25, 2014

San Diego Sculpture Guild, Opening Reception Today, July 25, 5-7pm

Presenting a dual artists opening reception with Howard Purnell,  Separate Encironments Exlpored and the San Diego Scupltors Guild, Sculptural Awakenings.

Reception to be held at City Hall, Encinitas, July 25, 2014, 5-7pm, located at 505 SouthVulcan Drive, Encinitas, CA  92024

See you there!

Howard Purnell, Sketching & Etching Today Opening Reception

July 17-August 28, Howard Purnell, Separate Environments Explored. Sketching and Etching. 
Opening reception today:  5-7pm at Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. (650) 633-2600.

The compositions are filled with a love of design, contrast and movement and have clarity of subject matter or focal point. “To develop the story, I create a sense of design within that will lead you around the image. Ever changing contrasts create the mood and the feelings in my black and white works which often lead to nocturnal art.” 

I am an active rancher. I have surfed all over the United States. These aspects of my life have always been my love and adventure..the inspirations of my art.

As a fourth generation artist I have always been inspired by the art happening around me. I was read to almost every night and absorbed those great illustrations within. It only made sense every picture tells a story.

The illustrations. The illustrators, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell were all inspirations to follow.

In Texas I studied at Sam Houston State Univ., later at the university of Texas. I moved to California to be closer to a stronger ocean and discovered a printmaking class. I was hooked. I am printmaker. An etcher. I work with linocuts. As a person whom loves black and white, I always have a scratch board in the making. Not a printmaking technique, but a one of a kind drawing.

I have been blessed to have studied under three very knowledgeable, inspirational men..

Russell Baldwin, Frank Jones, and Bill Kelly, owner of Brighten Press. I have won

numerous awards, and have shown my work here,Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Florida.

I so understand the need to create. I do it for myself. Art is what makes us human. I believe even without a medium, living a good life others would model themselves after, you are art.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


ZOOINITAS:  I want to extend a very special "thank you" to "all" the artists, sponsors, donors and supporters of this exhibition.  I want to share the joy I have for the efforts put forth in support of Art and for the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Safehouse Program. 

One year ago in August, I  started selecting very specific artists for this display and it certainly was not easy.  Out of 31 requests it was narrowed down to 16 fabulously talented and incredibly driven individuals.  All professional in numerous fields, and with some with amazing resumes.
Collectively, their accomplishments are too vast to detail, but if you have the chance to meet the artists on July 26, 1-4pm at the opening reception, you will find they are very complex and talented. Visit and read about them, and view the video:

It has been a pleasure curating this exhibit, coordinating the auction and spreading the word to catch attention for the artists and the RCHS.  We hope that you will join us Saturday, July 26, between 1-4pm at the Encinitas Library located at 540 Cornish Dr. in Encinitas.

We are offering something for everyone; art, silent auction, pet adoptions, toy drop off, art demonstration, live music and a wonderful reception.

To all my fellow artists I cannot express enough the "gratitude for your positive attitudes, dedication and commendatory" in supporting Zooinitas efforts for a great cause, the RCHS. It has been a wonderful to be able to bring this to the public.

Thank you to: Adele Richert, Bobbi Harrington, Brian Batemen, Bruce Stewart, Debra Saum, Francine Filsinger, Gary Johnson, Joan Hansen, Krista Timberlake, Linda Luisi, Mo McGee, Stephen Frank Gary, Terry Oshrin, Thomas Thomas and Tish Wynne, who proudly represent the animals on the planet, and are looking forwarding to sharing their experiences in painting each piece.

Join us and dare to enter the jungles of Encinitas with Zooinitas on Saturday, Free to the public.  Let's go "jungle Boogie"


Cheryl Ehlers

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 26th Don't Miss the Zooinitas Exhibition Grand Opening and Fundraiser

ZOOINITAS - The event has something for all ages and explores new techniques and celebrated self-expression by exceptionally talented artists. The original artworks truly represent the animal world in a natural environment and will be available for sale.

Free to the public; enjoy music by Second Cousins, and refreshments as you take a tour into the virtual art studios of three artists, Joan Hansen, Gary Johnson and Linda Luisi who will be creating art, just in time for the silent auction.

“Instead of spending thousands of dollars to travel to exotic places to see wildlife, Zoonitas will bring images of these unique animals to you”, stated Zooinitas artist, Joan Hansen. You can show your support by dropping a small toy into the “Toys for Pups” drop box out front, the day of the reception, enjoy the adoptable pets onsite or browse the array of auction items and show your support by learning about the RCHS programs.

Meet your tour guides, Artists: Adele Richert, Bobbi Harrington, Brian Batemen, Bruce Stewart, Cheryl Ehlers, Debra Saum, Francine Filsinger, Gary Johnson, Gwenn Beope, Joan Hansen, Krista Timberlake, Linda Luisi, Mo McGee, Stephen Frank Gary, Terry Oshrin, Thomas Thomas and Tish Wynne, who proudly represent the animals on the planet, and are looking forwarding to sharing their experiences in painting each piece.

Roaring with animal art, the Zooinitas exhibit will take the public on a safari into the jungles of Encinitas were art reigns supreme at a FREE opening reception on July 26, 2014, 1-4 pm at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr., begin your tour into a collection of wild and unusual animals and enter if you dare, to be greeted by a magnificent life-size wooden lion name “Aldimere” created by artist Thomas Thomas.

Enjoy our video and come see us: See you there.

Call Cheryl Ehlers if you would like to show your support you can volunteer for this event and participate int he fun at 760-519-1551 or email

Monday, July 7, 2014

Deadline Approaching July 18 - Call For Entries California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California”

Call for Entries for *California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California*.

Deadline for entries is July 18, 2014.

This juried exhibition is a rare opportunity for artists to thematically explore the celebrated lifestyle, influences, and environs of Southern California while also gaining international exposure.

From October 2014 to July 2015 *California Dreaming* will travel for exhibition to three venues: Il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone in
Frosinone, Italy (Rome vicinity); Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA); and Riverside Art Museum (RAM).

Artists are invited to participate in the exhibition by submitting original or limited edition works that creatively interpret Southern California's iconic culture. Submissions are open to all visual artists working two-dimensionally in any medium or genre. Entries will be accepted exclusively through which includes a detailed prospectus with guidelines for the exhibition and instructions for entry. The deadline for entries is July 18, 2014.

Exhibition jurors include Daniel Foster of OMA, Drew Oberjuerge of RAM, and Los Angeles-based art critic/curator Peter Frank. By juror invitation several artworks will be included in the exhibition, which will embody and reflect the vision of*California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California* to further enhance the scholarship and strength of this traveling exhibition.

In addition, OMA will host an 8-day Italy Art Adventure, including an exclusive tour of the Borghese Gallery in Rome, led by Alfio Borghese of the noble Borghese family and a behind-the-scenes view of the California Dreaming exhibition at the Il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone. The tour, which runsOctober 20-28, will visit cultural landmarks in the environs of Florence and Rome with lodging at a picturesque villa in the panoramic hills near Cortona, where Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed. Information is available at